Athens (Georgia)

Athens in the Classic Heartland Region of Georgia.

Get in

By plane

By bus

Get around

By taxi

By limousine

By bus

Athens Transit offers several routes for $1.60/ride, but not on Sunday. Many routes are hourly. Live bus locations:

The UGA Bus lines offer very frequent service between campus, downtown, and Milledge Ave.

By Walking

This is a very pedestrian friendly city (if you stay out of the suburbs).


Double-Barreled Cannon



There are many hiking trails around the Athens area, as well as parks and other outdoor recreation centers.



The epicenter of Athens culinary and bar scene is "Downtown". This area is roughly defined by Broad Street in the South and Dougherty Street (which becomes Prince Avenue) in the North. The majority of restaurants will be located in this area, just north of UGA's campus. There is also a small collection of restaurants, bars and stores centered around the area called "Five Points", where Milledge Avenue and Lumpkin Street intersect. Normaltown is a neighborhood near Athens Regional Medical Center (corner of Oglethorpe and Prince) with a half dozen restaurants and shops. There is a strong Hispanic presence. Finally, the normal American chain restaurants are scattered throughout Athens, with concentrations of them around the Beechwood Shopping Center (at the intersection of Baxter Street and Alps Road), near the Georgia Square Mall (at the intersection of Athen's circumnavigating perimeter highway, Loop 10 and the Atlanta Highway), and finally at the College Station Shopping Center (near the corner of Barnnett Shoals Road and College Station Road).


One of the great drinking cities in the South, there are some truly great bars in Athens. Athens is a great place to waste away in a state of bachanallia . Some of the best bars are:

Georgia Theatre


Go next

Routes through Athens

Greenville Anderson  N  S  Lawrenceville Atlanta
Atlanta Loganville  W  E  Augusta Charleston
Knoxville Gainesville ← Jct  N  S  Macon Chiefland
Great Smoky Mountains NP Clayton  N  S  Milledgeville Macon

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